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Legal Education and Uniform Laws Group

Legal Education and Uniform Laws Group

Who We Are

This group differs from other RPTE groups in that it surveys activities and information across the entire spectrum of property topics, rather than focusing on specific substantive areas. The group consists of the Legal Education and Uniform Laws committees. One of the group’s primary activities is Professors’ Corner, a free monthly webinar (on the second Wednesday of every month) which features a panel of law professors discussing recent cases or issues of interest to real estate or trust and estate practitioners and scholars.

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When Dirt and Death Collide: Cemetery Law and the Real Estate Lawyer

September 9, 2015

Join for the September 9th Professors' Corner webinar on "When Dirt and Death Collide: Cemetery Law and the Real Estate Lawyer."

This monthly webinar features a panel of law professors addressing topics of interest to practitioners of real estate and trusts/estates.

Speakers:

  • Professor Tanya D. Marsh, Wake Forest University School of Law, Winston-Salem, NC
  • Dean N. Alterman, Partner, Folawn Alterman & Richardson LLP, Portland, OR
  • Ryan M. Seidemann, Assistant Attorney General, Section Chief, Lands & Natural Resources, Civil Division, Louisiana Department of Justice, Baton Rouge, LA

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The Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section is sometimes referred to as consisting of two parts—dirt (real property law) and death (trust and estate law). The September Professors' Corner focuses on the place where dirt and death law literally intersect—the law of cemeteries. Although few attorneys practice "cemetery law," most real estate attorneys have confronted issues regarding the presence of human remains in marked or unmarked graves. This Professors' Corner is intended to provide an overview of the structure of the legal landscape to better prepare attorneys to confront these issues.


      

Tanya Marsh, the author of "The Law of Human Remains" (2015) and "Cemetery Law" (2015), will outline the structure of cemetery law in the United States. Ryan Seidemann, a trained archaeologist and Assistant Attorney General in Louisiana, will discuss the laws governing the discovery of human remains and the obligations of property owners with respect to those remains. Dean Alterman has encountered cemetery law issues many times during his career and will discuss non-cemetery uses in cemeteries, including cell towers and easements, and issues with regulators and customers.

      
      

(Please note: The content of this program does not meet requirements for continuing legal education (CLE) accreditation. You will not receive CLE credit for When Dirt and Death Collide: Cemetery Law and the Real Estate Lawy.)


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Section Events

    Rent and Other Lease Economics

    09/16/2015-09/16/2015

    One Form Doesn't Fit All: How Do Retail, Office, Industrial and Ground Net Leases Differ, and Why Does It Matter? Many provisions are common to all leases, but the concerns of the parties to a lease vary depending on the nature and use of the property leased. A lawyer needs to recognize the ways in which ...

    One Form Doesn't Fit All: How Do Retail, Office, Industrial and Ground Net Leases Differ, and Why Does it Matter?

    09/16/2015-11/18/2015

    One Form Doesn't Fit All: How Do Retail, Office, Industrial and Ground Net Leases Differ, and Why Does It Matter? Many provisions are common to all leases, but the concerns of the parties to a lease vary depending on the nature and use of the property leased. A lawyer needs to recognize the ways in which ...

    2015 Joint Fall CLE Meeting

    09/17/2015-09/19/2015
    Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers
    Chicago

    Chicago, IL welcomes the ABA Section of Taxation and the Trust and Estate Law Division of the ABA Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law to the 2015 Joint Fall CLE Meeting, September 17-19, 2015!Join us and take advantage of the opportunity to meet with the countrys leading attorneys and government ...

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Other Links of Interest

Audio/Video: December 2013 Professors Corner (Ownership, Transfer, and Enforcement of Securitized Mortgage Loans)
December 2013 Professors Corner Powerpoint
Audio: November 2013 Professors Corner (Ownership and Transfer of Digital Assets)
November 2013 Professors Corner Powerpoint: Digital Assets
Prof. Beyer's Digital Estate Information Form
Audio: October 2013 Professors Corner (Current Issues in Common Interest Communities)
October 2013 Professors Corner Powerpoint (Current Issues in Common Interest Communities)
Audio: September 2013 Professors Corner (Implications of Same Sex Marriage)
September 2013 Professors Corner Powerpoint
Pat Cain, Income and Transfer Tax Issues After IRS Announcement on Same-Sex Marriage
Audio: August 2013 Professors Corner (Real Estate Issues in Bankruptcy)
Audio: July 2013 Professors Corner (Breaking Down Koontz v. St. John's River Water Management District)
Audio: June 2013 Professors Corner (Recent Case Review)
Audio: May 2013 Professors Corner (Commercial Leasing Roundtable)
Audio: March 2013 Professors Corner (Ripped from the Headlines)
Audio: February 2013 Professors Corner (REMICs and REMIC Failure)
Audio: January 2013 Professors Corner (A Fracking Primer for Real Property Lawyers)
Audio: December 2012 Professors Corner (The Future of Impact Fees and Growth Management)
Audio: November 2012 Professors Corner (Recent Developments in Title Insurance/Title Services)
Audio: October 2012 Professors Corner (Can/Should Municipalities Take Residential Mortgages?)

LISTSERV Communication

In order to send a message to the listserve, send the message as an email to the address below. You must be a member of the Committee to use the listserve.

RPTE-LEGAL@mail.americanbar.org

In order to access the listserve archive, please click here. Please note that you will need to create a new password, separate from your regular ABA password, in order to use this archive.


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